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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 15, 2009 3:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's remember one important thing-The Grateful Dead are not on tour- The Dead are

Sounds nice enough (Verizon Ctr show), and I like that people who went said it was great.

But just as you don't want us old farts (and I'm guessing most folks who are welcoming the tour are understandably jonesing for perhaps their first and/or only taste of what they imagine the real thing was like) you need to cut US some slack for being skeptical.

and here's why:

If you were a huge fan of The Who..would you pay big bucks to see them on tour without Pete Townshend?

If you loved the Rolling Stones more than any other band, would you pay huge money to see them on tour without Mick Jagger?

How about Pink Floyd without David Gilmore, or Led Zep without Jimmy Paige?

You get what I'm saying here?

Warren Hayes is a terrific guitarist. Bobby, Phil, Mickey and Billy can still jam even if they can't really sing...but for those of us who felt in their hearts and souls that Jerry Garcia WAS the heart and soul of the Grateful Dead, the idea of getting all pumped up for a tour without him and paying enormous bucks to see Tipper Gore on percussion on Sugar Magnolia (please, this is NOT a political rant, but that's a SERIOUS turn off)....we cannot take this seriously.

Go if you want. Have fun. Party with your buds. Live music is a great thing.

But don't come down on the rest of us who would rather kick back and crank up 6/9/77 for what the band REALLY was than pretend we're seeing anything close to that with this tour.

(and BTW, I just listened to the "Passenger" everyone was raving about...I've heard DSO do it just as well if not better. Just saying.)

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 15, 2009 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's remember one important thing-The Grateful Dead are not on tour- The Dead are

Very well said. I think you just about summed up the way I feel.

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Poster: liranfa Date: Apr 15, 2009 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's remember one important thing-The Grateful Dead are not on tour- The Dead are

Great. Then don't go. More room for me. If you don't care about the band w/o Jerry, then why do you constantly post about how you're not going? Honestly, nobody cares if you like it or not, and no one cares if you go or not.

Sorry, but that's the absolute truth. Go listen to 6/9/77. I've heard the show many times and it's a good show. Hell, go see DSO, I'm sure they'll play it in front of you note for note. I'm going to see some music that's never been played before when they come to my town.

......and you won't be there. :)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 16, 2009 3:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's remember one important thing-The Grateful Dead are not on tour- The Dead are

"If you don't care about the band w/o Jerry, then why do you constantly post about how you're not going?"


Because that was the topic of the thread...go back and see for yourself. And if you;re allowed your opinion on this shell of a band, why should I not be afforded mine?

This is a FORUM...it's where people express opinions. If you can't handle people disagreeing with yours, maybe you're the one who should be going elsewhere, to a happy land where everyone agrees with what you say and thinks seeing 'The Dead' is just like seeing THE Grateful Dead.

have fun at the shows...i'm sure you'll have plenty of room.

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Poster: jacnes3 Date: Apr 15, 2009 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Let's remember one important thing-The Grateful Dead are not on tour- The Dead are

You know its funny. Back in the 70's and 80's it was fun to go to shows.
Travel,meet new people,party,music,laugh,and have fun.
It did not matter what or who you were.
I guess us old farts had what others will never understand.
I guess we were blessed.